Alaska: Curt Schilling
Career Stats & Awards: 216-146 (W/L), 22 Saves, 3.46 ERA, 3116 SO, 1.137 WHIP, 6x All-Star, 3x World Series (2001, 2004, 2007) World Series MVP (2001), 79.5 WAR
Curt Schilling is the definition of a big-game pitcher. Schill’s ‘bloody sock’ game will go down as one of the most impressive feats in baseball history. The six-time All-Star won all throughout his career. Not only did he win 216 games as a starter in 20 seasons, but Schilling was also a member of three World Series champion teams. Schilling won the NLCS MVP in 1993, and took home World Series MVP honors in 2001 — sharing the award with Randy Johnson.
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North Dakota: Darin Erstad
Career Stats & Awards: .282/.336/.407, 1697 H, 124 HR, 699 RBI, 913 R, 179 SB, World Series (2002), 32.3 WAR
Before taking over coaching duties at the University of Nebraska, Erstad enjoyed a successful career spanning 14 years. The bulk of Erstad’s success came in Anaheim. While with the Angels, Erstad was selected to two All-Star teams, won three Gold Gloves, and helped the Angels win the 2002 World Series. En route to the title, Erstad was electric. The Angel hit .421 in the ALDS against the Yankees, .364 with a homer in the ALCS against Minnesota, and .300 with a homer and three doubles in a seven-game triumph over the San Francisco Giants.
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